Etymology
Advertisement

Jordan

river in ancient Palestine; the crossing of it is symbolic of death in high-flown language as a reference to Numbers xxxiii.51. Also a type of pot or vessel (late 14c.), especially a chamber-pot, but the sense there is unknown. The modern nation-state dates to 1921. Related: Jordanian.

updated on September 26, 2016

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Jordan from WordNet

Jordan (n.)
a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan;
Synonyms: Jordan River
Jordan (n.)
an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea;
Synonyms: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.